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    September 1, 2012
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> bumper-to-bumper, police cruiser collides with another car. next, the condition of the officer involved. the storm is over but cleanup has barely begun. we head to the gulf coast. romney and paul back on the trail.n where they decided to visit first and race cars take over downtown baltimore. a look at the first full day of the grand prix of baltimore. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. >> you're watching wbal tv-11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news saturday morning. >> i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. we will get to our top stories in a second but we will look oue with john collins. i saw stars and a full moon. >> and scattered clouds, as
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well, and surprisingly, moisture from isaac is getting closer to us. yesterday it was way to the west in missouri and arkansas and moving into iowa and it was hot yesterday. today, it will be warm, a little more humid and that moisture from that storm will get closer to us. it's showing up on radar now nearby. let's look at our h.d. doppler radar. you can see that out in garrett county we are seeing shower activity and in west virginia, thunderstorm activity going on at this stage of the game. this is all sliding to the east, the initial moisture, not a major part of the forecast today but it is part of the holiday weekend forecast. i'll detail that coming up in a few minutes. >> things are revving up down the for the start of the second annual baltimore grand prix. >> some of the most skilled drivers of the world are weaving their high octane cars through
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the streets. george lettis has more. >> the speed is neck twisting. >> 80 miles per hour. >> the sound is ear crackling and the skill is simply amazing. >> it's best thing i've ever seen. >> on friday, qualifying races began so the grand prix of is officially back for year two. >> it's like going to an imax and seeing the movie, it's the exact same thing, the rumble of your seats, the panic of them going around the corner. there was a crash at pratt and howard street. they were flying over the railroad tracks and literally getting air. one of the b.m.w.'s couldn't handle the height and hit the wall. >> a little exciting. we are watching cars coming over the turn here, big commotion, tires screeching and the car's in the wall.
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luckily,ly got started gac up. >> they put a set of tires on the turn to slow the cars down. there were mixed we views from drivers about the course, saying it was bumpy. >> it's a fun track. it's great for racing. they need to make adjustments with the bumps and all the way from turn one to turn four. if they did that, it would be spectacular. >> that's exactly what city officials are hoping for despite the financial disilvets of last year's baltimore race. >> i prefer to build on the success of the race and that we continue to be a place where world class events can be held. >> you can make wreags -- wbaltv.com your pit stop for baltimore grand prix information. >> no verdict yet in the trial of two men accused in the murder
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in connection with last year's shooting at the towson town center mall. david collins has been following the developments. >> the state told the jury the defendants put together a killing team. taking a heavy sigh, prosecutor robin coughin slowly counted 21 six, the number of shots fired, and punctuated the display with an emphatic, dead, dead. according to court testimony, frank williams ordered a hit against 19-year-old rodney privileget. court testimony indicates williams had heard priget had shot his cousin. co-defendant, germ ail brandon, struck a deal for his testimony, which also implicated tyrone brown, the accused shooter in the case.
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the jury watched a videotape of detective jim lambert interviewing ward who adamantly denied knowledge of the crime. the detective told ward, they have surveillance tape showing his arrival at the mall, following the victim, pointing victim to a person wearing a gray sweatshirt who was tasked to shoot him and exiting the mall with the gunman. the police interview indicated that ward passed brown at the mall, turned and interacted. "you looked back at him, turned around, you pointed trite where the victim walked." the defense characterized williams, the so-called mastermind of the crime as a dumb and stupid patsy, the fall guy. ward's attorney took aim at the state's evidence and the expert witness, declaring they took a high-profile case and worked backwards from a conclusion. the judge advised the jury not to go to the towson mall or talk
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to anyone about the case. one of the jury members has a death in the family and the judge is accommodating the funeral by allowing them to return. four men have been indicted for murder and witness intimidation in the robin givens case. it's believed the 55-year-old became a target when he turned down a bribe to give false testimony in a drug case. darius duncan, keyon beads, clifford button jr. are all in custody for the killing. >> a baltimore county police officer is recovering this morning after an accident. this is a scene around 4:30 p.m. at johnnycake road and ingleside avenue after a police cruiser and another car collided. there's no word if anyone in the other vehicle was hurt. it's unclear if the officer was
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responding to a call at the time. >> howard county officials have released a 911 call placed moments after a train derailed in ellicott city. 21 railcars jumped the tracks and dumped coal on two young women who were sitting on the bridge. both of the college students died. >> i'm in ellicott city. the train fell over. >> where is it, sir? >> this is ellicott city. ellicott city on main street. the train fell off the tracks. >> is it on the road? >> no, it derailed. >> is anything on fire? >> not so far. >> ok. hold on for just a second. it didn't hit anything? >> i don't think so. >> can you tell follow there's any passengers -- is it a passenger car? >> it looks like a cargo train. it sounds like something's leaking, something's hissing coming from the back. >> from the rear car? >> yeah. smells like fuel.
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>> get away from it, ok, and get people as far away from it as you can. >> officials have made security upgrades to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. authorities installed a fence atop the stairs leading to the elevated track over main street and have increased police patrols near the site of the accident. >> the alleged gunman in the perry hall high school shooting is under mental supervision at a state psychiatric hospital and this morning it's revealed the weapon robert gladden jr. allegedly used was an antique shotgun, found unhocked in his father's home. 17-year-old daniel borowy remains in critical condition after suffering a bruised lung and fractured rib as a result of that shooting. he's had a breathing tube most of the week. daniel's family and friends are grateful for the outpouring of
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support from the community. >> they're starting to realize the impact daniel has on so many lives and they're really appreciative. they're so thankful for the prayers, the support, the encouragement. so many people are sending towards them. >> before last night's football home opener at perry hall, the crowd observed a moment of silence in support of daniel. organizers have set up a website to help fund his medical expenses. we have a link on wbaltv.com. >> the d.n.c. announces additional speakers for the 2012 convention. the role maryland will play, still ahead. >> hitting the flood labor day weekend? how much company to expect along the way. >> john has the holiday weekend and insta-weather plus forecast
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>> you may have gotten a look at it last night, but if you missed it, this is a shot of the blue moon outside last night courtesy
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of our 11 news photojournalist chris reyes, the second full moon in the month of august. the rare event happens once every three years, thus the name, blue moon. >> i don't understand. we were talking about it, why they use the term blue. >> once in a blue moon. >> as opposed to once every three-year moon. >> because it sounds better. >> anyway, it's kind of a rare event. you can still see it out there. there are scattered clouds but only thin so it filters through. the moon will set at 5:34 this morning, an hour before the sun rises this morning at 6:35 or so and you know what, the days are getting shorter. that sunvisit later each day. from a meteorological standpoint, we've gone into fall
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at this stage of the game because it is now the first of september, as well. so our full moon is setting here in the next 30 minutes or so. get a glimpse of it. we look at the radar and see shower activity to the west. allegheny and garrett county, thundershower activity in west virginia, as well, west of harrisonburg, west virginia, the mountains. the stuff sliding east, there's not much to it but adds a chance for a shower in our area today. it is all loosely related to isaac. conditions outside right now, the tower cam over looking the city with scattered clouds and blue moon. 74 degrees at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. the barometer is falling with a west breeze at 7 miles per hour. it was a nice warm day yesterday with a high of 93 degrees. typical high for this time of
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year would be 83. so 10 degrees above average for the season. nice way to go out of meteorological summer, into autumn. record high for the date, 1953 at 102. annapolis, 78. westminster 75 and frederick 70. a few showers to the west of us, oakland, 66. the main body of moisture associated with the remnants of isaac sitting out in illinois and iowa and parts of missouri around kansas city. the storm spins up in northern missouri at this stage of the game but you can see a little bit of moisture heading our way in the form of showers so we may muddy up the situation this holiday weekend with a little bit rain activity in the area. high pressure to our north, showers pushing -- trying to push in from the west. the main part of the storm is
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out to the west around st. louis, illinois, trying to move toward indiana. in the tropics, leslie, almost a hurricane, and kirk, which is a hurricane. our forecast today, 87 to 91 the high because a few more clouds, still kind of a warm day, more humid. a brief shower in the forecast but basically a partly cloudy day. the seven-day forecast, upper 80's today, mid 80's tomorrow. rain chances go up tomorrow, higher chance for scattered showers extending into monday and tuesday. this is is an on-again, off-again thing as the remnants of isaac try to move across the area. >> a deadly lung disease hangs over one of america's most popular getaways. details on the yosemite virus
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exposure. >> a bus holiday weekend for travel as gas prices are going up. i'm kim dacey with details next. >> have you noticed problems with allergies? find out
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>> time right now, 5:19, 78 degrees on tv hill. in this morning's medical alert, while the heat is welcome, allergy sufferers are having a horrible time of it. there's more than one reason why. >> several people brave the heat for the last thursdays on first but it wasn't just the temperature causing discomfort. >> allergies are horrible. absolutely horrible. i've been miserable, sneezing, running nose. >> emily schultz innocent alone.
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>> you get stronger headaches, you feel puffy. >> what's causing the increase in allergies? dr. david lous says plants release more pollen on warm and sunny days. >> following several days of cooler weather where they're not seeing as much pollen so you get a kick-up or a big increase in pollen in the air. >> he says heat will carry pollen in the atmosphere during day and during the evening. >> couple that with wind, that's swirling the pollen around. >> it's the peak for ragweed season which started august 15 and going in the end of september. >> stay indoors. if i want to go out, early evening may be the best time during ragweed season. >> i don't care. i tough is out. i don't need to take medication
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or anything. hopefully it passes by and it will be ok in a few weeks. >> as fall approaches and temperatures drop, those like vin can wipe away their symptoms. >> efficiency at yosemite national park say up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain cabins may have been exposed to a deadly virus. letters have been sent to those who reserved the insulated cabins between july and august. weif you're sticking around tow, here's a look at the events going on this weekend.
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>> some analysts have been predicting holiday travel would drop this year because gas prices are up. price in maryland is $3.78 a gallon. but as kim dacey explains, most people say that's not changing their plans. >> more than 650,000 marylanders are hitting the roads and airways for a last summer getaway this holiday weekend. >> marylanders are resilient when it comes to traveling. despite economic hardship, despite higher gas prices, they
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want to get away. >> the gas prices are 10% higher than last week courtesy of isaac that shut down refineries in the gulf and drivers are feeling the pinch but say they have no choice but to fill up. >> it kills me because i'm a commuter more than anything and i go to d.c. five days a week. >> i can't really worry about it. got get the gas. i watch it go up but i can't think about it. >> brent mcdonald not only has to fill up his trunk but gas tanks and lawn equipment for his landing scaping business. the increase in the price of gas is affecting his holiday weekend plans. >> we can't afford to with gas prices. >> others say it's the holiday and even traffic around the area that will have them staying put this labor day. >> we live in towson so we have the grand prix traffic on 83 along with the state fair traffic so we are experiencing that regardless of the holiday weekend. >> plenty of people will be
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heading out of town to capture the last few days of summer and the good news is, everyone should get relief from gas the holiday. >> now it seems like there's not as much damage and refiners will come on line soon and quickly, we hoping prices will start to decline. to find the best gas prices in your neighborhood, you can find a link on our website, wbaltv.com. click on project economy. in towson, kim dacey. >> that state fair traffic driving up 83 yesterday, timonium road backed up on 83. just go to pedoneia and make your way back down. it's so much easier. >> i'll walk. get somebody to drop you off. 5:26 on tv hill. start your engines, the grand prix is back in town for the second type. >> back to campaigning, mitt romney's first stop after accepting the republican presidential nomination. >> as far as weather's concerned, rain on the radar to
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the west. the insta-weather plus forecast coming up.
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>> you're watching wbal tv-11, life, local, late breaking, this is 11 news saturday morning. >> welcome back to 11 news saturday morning, thanks for joining us. >> john has another look outside. >> good morning. sky's interesting this morning.
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scattered clouds, western sky big old moon. blue moon. it's not blue but they call it a blue moon. >> once in a blue moon. >> we are into september now but it was the second full moon in august before midnight so they call it a blue moon. why they pick blue. >> once in a blue moon. it's the saying, john. >> the saying came from the -- it's out there, anyway, this morning. if you go farther west, you see rain on our radar and this is a kind of moisture that's loosely related to isaac. it's not the tropical load of moisture that's with the storm back in missouri and illinois and iowa but it's the leading edge and tied together with these loose atmospheric ropes and we will have to deal with this rain chance. not a big one today but hanging over our head today a little bit and a little more tomorrow and a
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little bit more on monday so we will see how the weekend turns out weather-wise in just a minute. >> in the race for the white house, it's back on the campaign trail after the republican convention in tampa that ended with the rousing acceptance speech by mitt romney. steve handlesman reports. >> before splitting up to campaign, mitt romney and paul ryan put a positive spin on their republican convention. >> coming out of tampa we have given our fellow countrymen a clear choice. >> you listen to the last guy running for president, he laid out what he would do and was unable to do it. >> romney did not lay out specifics. >> i have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> a lot of buzz today is not about the romney speech, it's
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about clint eastwood's odd chat with imagary barack obama. >> people are wondering -- >> viewers saw that instead of moving tributes to romney. >> what happened with clint eastwood is not going to decide the outcome of this campaign but what it represents is a mistake at a big moment by the romney campaign. >> today, romney changed his schedule to visit louisiana, for a presidential style tour of the hurricane isaac flood zone. >> our hearts are obviously with all the folks who are down in louisiana and the gulf coast. >> president obama tours isaac damage monday. today, he was at fort bliss, texas, reminding voters he kept a promise made august 1, 2010. >> that night i told the american people all our troops would be out of iraq by the end of the following year. >> next week, it's the president's turn in a convention
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spotlight, the time warner arena in charlotte is almost ready. this state, north carolina, and florida, are battlegrounds in the race for the white house. both campaigns now will be carefully watching the polls to try to see what kind of a convention bounce, if any, romney got from the r.n.c. at the site of the d.n.c. in charlotte, i'm steve handlesman, nbc news. >> maryland will have considerable firepower at the next week's convention. senator barbara mccull mikulski is expected to lead the program that highlights democratic women candidates for 2012. the baltimore native is the longest serving woman in the history of conditioning. steny hoyer, chris van holland and denny edwards will also have prominent roles.
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governor martin o'malley is also scheduled to speak in charlotte. you can follow live updates on our smartphone app with live wire. >> looking at the morning's top stories. baltimore's big weekend here, the grand prix, street vegas legal for the pros this weekend in down the baltimore. some of the most skilled drivers in the world will weave their high octane race cars along city streets for the second annual grand prix of baltimore. rounds and qualifying highlighted day one of action yesterday. jury deliberations continue next week in the trial of two men accused of murder at towson town center. frank williams and william ward iii are charged in the shooting death of 19-year-old rodney pridget at the mall in december of last year. prosecutors contend they wanted to kill pridget after hearing
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pridget allegedly killed his cousin. a baltimore county police officer covering after an accident in catonsville. this is the scene at johnnycake road and ingleside avenue after a police cruiser and another car collided. officer was taken to shock trauma with non-life-threatening injuries. it's unclear if the officer was responding to a call at the time. the accident is under investigation. >> keeping an eye on isaac. it could affect holiday plans if it includes water. >> and the storm may be gone but cleanup efforts continue. a look at isaac's destruction return.
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>> cleanup continues along the gulf coast in the wake of hurricane isaac. hundreds of thousands without power. and the task of getting things back to normal will take time. one of the cities working through the aftermath of the massive storm, new orleans. jay gray is in the big easy with a closer look. >> the storm may be gone but evidence of isaac's four sescattered across the gulf coast. we are now fully in the cleanup and recovery phase of this storm in the city of new orleans. the bell has not rung on this storm and it won't ring until we are finished. >> just like the slow-moving storm, the cleanup will take some time. after two straight days of driving rains, flood waters still fill some of the hardest hit neighborhoods. >> we will continue to see localized flooding challenges because we have high water the rivers and but --
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bayous. >> power crews are just golf beginning work to get close to a million customers back on line. >> i've been through it. you pick up the pieces and move on. >> how many of them are in shelters? >> this afternoon, republican presidential hopeful miriam toured the devastation. president obama will visit monday on the eve of his apart's national convention though the focus of both trips is far from political. >> we are not talking politics. >> there are early signs that recovery is on the way. >> we will be back to normal. it may take a week or two but it is what it is at this point. it's new orleans. >> though the task here is big and will be anything but easy. the curfew's been lifted, businesses are reopening as power is restored and the focus
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here clearly has shifted to recovery. jay gray, nbc news, new orleans. >> here in maryland, a reminder for boaters heading out into the water over labor day weekend. the state department of natural resources it is boaters should prepare for high tides, debris and missing navigational aids. boaters should check boats for damage before leaving the dock and police will be making sure boaters are not drinking or operating vessels carelessly. >> your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with john collins. >> it should be noted that the remnants of isaac will mostly be west of us from a technical standpoint, west of the mountains. that comes through will be moisture left over but not something you would recognize as storm or hurricane. it will seem more like showers or a thunderstorm, like we get
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all the time and there is some of that rain activity to the west of us right now, showers in garrett and alleghany county around frostburg and west of hagerstown and south of us, in west virginia, the panhandle of maryland, west of harrisonburg, virginia, in the mountains, there's a thunder cell. this rain is circulating east so we could be clipped by a shower during the day today. rain chances increase deeper into the holiday weekend but it won't be a washout weekend but the rain threat will hang over our heads. 74 degrees at b.w.i. with partly cloudy skies, 81 at the inner harbor. the moon on the western horizon, the blue moon. 79%, the humidity, 3000 the barometer. the cool front is approaching at this stage and west wind at 7 miles per hour. temperature-wise at easton, 73.
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ridgely, 76. on the board walk, 76 degrees. chestertown and edgewood, 77. 75, westminster, frederick, 70 and where there have been showers, frostburg, 69 and oakland, 66 degrees right now. we look at the general satellite picture and you can see the remnant there spinning around. that's what's left of isaac. just a low pressure system at this stage of the game, carries tropical moisture with it, it aiming towards kansas city right now. additional moisture along the front moving into the mountains so loosely related to isaac, not part of isaac directly speaking. as far as the way will track, we see the storm moving north in the past 24 hours and various computer models have a number of solutions at to exactly where the center or core of that storm will wind up so it's not all
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firm yet but in essence, some moisture will be thrown at us this front have trying to move through the area sinking south and stalling and that's almost more responsible for producing rain here than anything else so shower chances are in the forecast during the day today for scattered showers, maybe a rumble of thunder. otherwise, partly cloudy skies. 87 to 91, the high, variable winds at 10 miles per hour. the bay can expect predominantly northwest winds at 10 not with a one-foot chop in open waters. rain chances minimal today but go up to 40% sunday, monday, tuesday and wednesday. this is scattered and cooler sunday and monday, mid 80's instead of close to 90. >> you're probably familiar with a designated driver but how about a designated texter. >> from distracted driving to
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>> an in-your-face message at john's hopkins university campus on how dangerous distracted walking can be. new campaign aimed to get students to put down cell phones and pay attention. 11 news reporter kai reed has more. >> 3,000 shoes and one
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life-saving message. >> stop, don't text while you're crossing, get off the phone because cars may not stop. >> it's called the road scholar campaign, decorating the discretion of st. paul and 33rd streets with 3,000 pairs of shoes. >> each shoe signifies every person hit by a car every year. >> the spraypainted shoes represent pedestrians hit by cars. >> once you read the description, that many shoes, that many people get hit by cars. >> hundreds of students walk by the under-construction display, many carrying cell phones. >> what i hope is they put their eyes up and look at what's going on and get their eyes off of their phones, take their ear buds out, stop listening to
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music, start paying attention. >> there have been accidents, some less serious than others. some students have been seriously injured and we don't want that to happen again. >> the donated shoes were gathered and spraypainted over several months. organizers hope to keep them up as long as possible. >> we have signage, we will have ads, sidewalk graphics we are putting out, as well, and do other things throughout the year to promote the awareness of it. >> it definitely is eye catching. if you're guilty of texting behind the wheel, why not bring along a designated texter, a passenger who sends and replies to all messages for the driver. >> i'm driving and i need to fiend directions or ask my parents where they are, i'll give my phone to someone in the car and ask them to do it. >> if i'm driving with my mom or something, she'll have me look
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stuff up on her phone for her. >> a new study shows four out of five teens say they have spoken up when someone was texting and driving and in most cases that driver listened and stopped. i was stuck in traffic the other day and saw the driver next to me tuning his guitar. >> still ahead, more grand prix coverage with the story of an unusual racing crew that is all female. >> and details on the labor day deals retailers have in store for you. >> pete gilbert, coming up in sports, the orioles kicking off a series in the bronks and a story of inspiration
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>> notice, 11 sports with pete gilbert. >> the orioles kicking off maybe
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the most important series they've had in 15 years or so, in contention, three games back of the yankees for first place in the a.l. east. they did not go into the bronx tentatively, but come in loudly on the night of the blue moon. mark reynolds will do that. oh, my goodness. it was high and it was far. two-run shot. he had two homers on the night and also played a bit of defense. look at this at first base, first place, mark reynolds, cat-like quickness. absolutely incredible. j.j. hardy getting into the long ball party, as well, sending this to left. orioles take a 4-0 lead, more than enough for miguel gonzalez, second time for him this year to go into yankee stadium and get a win. last night he was better than before, a career high nine k's,
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seven shutout innings and reynolds, second home run of the game. the orioles win 6-1, trailing the yanks by two games in the a.l. east. the ravens set their 53-man roster on friday night and if you'd like to see a full list of it, go to wbaltv.com and click on sports. they have three undrafted free agent rookies on that roster. justin tucker, we knew about, at kicker. bobby rainy at running back and diante thompson at wide receiver. diante thompson from the moment of preseason, week one of did he starred. allalso on the team is sergio kindle, surprising as he struggled to make plays but former second-round pick will have a chance. 2011 seventh round pick anthony allen at running back was cut. curtis painter let go. omar brown came away with four turnovers in the preseason but a safety was enough to make the team and chavous williams missed
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the cut. i won't tell you about saving the best for last. eight years ago, van brooks, at that time a high school football player for loyola blakefield, suffered a spinal cord injury while playing the game, with a doctor telling him he would never walk again. here is van, eight years ago at the turkey bowl watching his team play and here is van this past tuesday, taking his first steps on his own power in eight years. through hard work, perseverance, that young man has refused to give up, an absolute inspiration. van has been an intern here at wbal tv in the spring and shared those pictures with him. i'm so proud of him and happy for him and inspiring me to make sure i don't give up on anything, either. don't you, too. that's pete gilbert. >> amazing. >> good for him. >> 5:54, 78 degrees on tv hill. here's a look ahead to our next
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hour of 11 news saturday morning. >> i'm george george lettis, co, all the sights and sounds from day one of year two of the grand prix of baltimore and we will look that we had saturday's action. >> is there a rain threat this holiday weekend? we do see something on radar. i'll talk about it coming up. >> the towson town center mall murder case is in the hands of a jury. details straight ahead. >> and we will have those stories and more when 11 news saturday morning continues. stay with us. >> this is a wbal tv-11
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editorial. >> traditionally, first day of school signals a new beginning with great anticipation for the school year. thertunately that was not case for perry hall high school. a 17-year-old student was shot and critically injured by a fellow student in the school cafeteria. immediate heroic action by a guidance counselor who subdued the shooter prevented further carnage as students evacuated the building. now the healing begins for the victim and student body. increased security and counseling have been provided and staff.s perry hall has a reputation as a top performing school and officials say they will continue on that goal as they share concern for both the victim and the suspect. having the first week of school end with a 15-year-old student charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder and first degree assault is not on the agenda for the school or their new c.e.o. but now it is reality. one lesson for adults is that
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gun ownership is a right, that comes with the responsibility of securing weapons so they are not accessible to children.
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>> you're watching wbal tv-11, live, local, late breaking. >> good morning and welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. let's take a look outside with meteorologist john collins. it was warm out there this morning. >> very summer-like. autumn hascal started. the astrologgical autumn doesn't start yet. >> i've seen trees losing leaves. we've had enough rain
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recently anyway and speaking of rain, we've got this weekend, a lot of people off especially on monday so you get the long weekend. you don't like rain but we have some in the forecast, a combination of a front trying to come through the area and coincidentally tied up with it, remnants of isaac. the tropical moisture isn't here yet. we feel humid this morning but the moisture associated with the front trying to come in is out in western maryland now, some showers out near cumberland west of hagerstown and southward towards harrisonburg, va. that's thunderstorm activity. we have to which a small threat for rain today and a little bigger threat on sunday and morning. i'll talk more about that coming up. >> things revving up in down the baltimore for the start of the second annual grand prix of baltimore.
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>> some of the most skilled drives in the world will weave their high octane race cars through baltimore streets. george lettis has more. >> the speed is neck twisting. >> 180 miles per hour. >> the sound is ear crackling and the skill is simply amazing. >> it's the best thing i've ever seen. >> on friday, qualifying races began so the grand prix of baltimore is officially back for year two. >> it's like going to an imax and seeing the movie, it's the exact same thing, the rumble of the seats, the rumble of your feet, the panic of them going around the corner, please don't crash. >> there was a crash at pratt and howard street. >> they were flying over the railroad tracks and literally getting air. >> one of the b.m.w.'s couldn't handle the height and hit the wall. >> a little exciting. we are watching cars coming over the turn here, big commotion,
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tires screeching and the car's in the wall. luckily, he got started back up. >> they put a set of tires on the turn to slow the cars down. there were mixed reviews from drivers about the course, saying it was bumpy and tough to see on some of the turns. >> it's a fun track. it's great for racing. they need to make adjustments with the bumps and flatten out all the way from turn one to turn four. if they did that, it would be spectacular. >> that's exactly what city officials are hoping for despite the financial difficulties of last year's baltimore race. >> i prefer to build on the success of the race and to make sure we continue to be a place where world class events can be held. >> saturday's schedule includes a few more qualifying races and the first official race begins at about 2:00. in down the, george lettis wbal,
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thrfn news. >> you can make wbaltv.com your pit stop for the grand prix of baltimore. >> new verdict yet in the trial of two men accused of the shooting at the towson town center mall. >> the state told the jury the defendants put together a killing team. taking a heavy sigh, prosecutor robin coffin slowly counted one to six, the number of shots fired. and punctuated the display with an emphatic, "dead, dead." according to court testimony, frank williams, alleged commander in the black guerrilla family gang, ordered a hit against 19-year-old rodney pridget. court testimony indicates williams had heard pridget had shot his cousin.
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williams and ward are currently on trial. co-defendant, jermell brandon, struck a deal for his testimony, which also implicated tyrone brown, the accused shooter in the case. brandon spotted pridget and his cousin at the mall and contacted williams who put together a crew for the job. the jury watched a videotape of detective jim lambert interviewing ward who adamantly denied knowledge of the crime. the detective told ward, they have surveillance tape showing his arrival at the mall, following the victim, pointing out the victim to a person wearing a gray sweatshirt who was tasked to shoot him and exiting the mall with the gunman. the police interview indicated that ward passed brown at the mall, turned and interacted. "you looked back at him, turned around, you pointed right to where the victim walked." he, brown, walked outside and killed him. the defense characterized williams, the so-called mastermind of the crime as a dumb and stupid patsy, the fall guy. who was used by the b.g.f. gang and police.
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ward's attorney took aim at the state's evidence and the expert witness, declaring they took a high-profile case and worked backwards from a conclusion. the jury deliberated 3 1/2 hours the judge advised the jury not to go to the towson mall or talk to anyone about the case. or go on social media and discuss it. one of the jury members has a death in the family and the judge is accommodating the funeral by allowing them to come back tuesday as late as 1:30 in the afternoon. at circuit court in towson, david collins, wbal tv-11 news. >> four men have been indicted for murder and witness intimidation in the robin givens case. givens was found shot death in front of his baltimore county home last year. it's believed the 55-year-old became a target when he turned down a bribe to give false testimony in a drug case. darius duncan, keyon beads, clifford butler jr. and david johnson are all in custody for the killing. >> a baltimore county police officer is recovering this morning after an accident in
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catonsville. this is a scene around 4:30 p.m. at johnnycake road and ingleside avenue after a police cruiser and another car collided. the officer was taken to shock trauma with non-life-threatening injuries. there's no word if anyone in the other vehicle was hurt. it's unclear if the officer was responding to a call at the time. the accident is under investigation. howard county officials have released 911 calls placed moments after a train derailed in ellicott city. killing two young girls. 21 railcars jumped the tracks and dumped coal on two young women who were sitting on the edge of the bridge, both college students died. >> i'm in ellicott city. the train fell over. >> where is it, sir? >> this is ellicott city. ellicott city on main street. the train fell off the tracks. >> is it on the road? >> no, it derailed. >> is anything on fire? >> not so far. >> ok. hold on for just a second. it didn't hit anything? >> i don't think so.
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>> can you tell if there's any passengers -- is it a passenger car? >> it looks like a cargo train. it sounds like something's leaking, something's hissing coming from the back. >> from the rear car? >> yeah. smells like fuel. >> get away from it, ok, and get people as far away from it as you can. >> in the meantime, officials have made security upgrades to prevent a similar tragedy of happening. authorities installed a fence atop the stairs leading to the elevated track over main street and have increased police patrols near the site of the accident to discourage trespassers. the accident is still under investigation. >> the alleged gunman in the perry hall high school shooting is under mental supervision at a state psychiatric hospital and countyrning baltimore police chief james johnson reveals that the weapon robert gladden jr. allegedly used, an antique shotgun, was found unlocked in his father's home.
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the victim, 17-year-old daniel borowy, remains in critical condition after suffering a bruised lung and fractured rib as a result of that shooting. he's had a breathing tube most of the week. daniel's family and friends are grateful for the outpouring of support from the community. >> they're starting to realize the impact daniel has on so many lives and they're really appreciative. they're so thankful for the prayers, the support, the encouragement. so many people are sending towards them. >> before last night's football home opener at perry hall, the crowd observed a moment of silence in support of daniel. organizers have set up a website to help fund his medical expenses. we have a link on wbaltv.com. >> time right now, 6:08, 78 degrees already on tv hill. diet pepsi lovers, get ready for a change in flavor. details ahead on consumer alert. >> a rare occurrence in the sky
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last night. >> first, here's a live look outside. john collins is coming up next with the holiday insta-weather plus forecast.
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>> you may have gotten a look at it last night but in case you missed it, this is a shot of the blue moon outside, courtesy of 11 news photojournalist chris reyes, the second full moon in the month of august. it's a rare event that happens once every three years, thus the phrase, once in a blue moon. that's a beautiful shot, john. >> it's kind of a blue-gray color and still out there this morning, getting lower on the western horizon but the clouds have cleared out west of us. there are clouds to the east. the moon set this morning, technically, if you get a clear shot at the horizon, at 7:40 is when the moon sets and sunrise this morning is 15 or 20 minutes away at 6:35 this morning so the
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sun will rise before the moon sets and we are already into september now. today's september 1 so it's the kind of meteorological start to autumn even though the astronomical start, the equinox -- or the solstice -- whatever -- the solstice, is up on september 22. to the west of us, sprinkles in frederick county, northwest carroll county and shower activity west of hagerstown extending to west virginia where they've had thunderstorm activity. that area of precipitation is breaking up. we could be clipped by showers or sprinkles this morning and later something could come out of the west with a front in the area. outside right now, first light of dawn showing up over the city. we have a few scortd -- scattered clouds. humidity is up.
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3001, barometer rising, west wind at 6 miles per hour. morning than it was yesterday morning with most of the readings in the 70's. easton, 72, on the boardwalk, 76. 70 in frederick, 60's in western maryland where they have been getting rain shower activity. the satellite-radar image combination showing scattered clouds. clouds east of us where the beautiful sunrise will come from and clouds associated with this shower activity to the west. it gives up a little bit but here's this front sinking down to the south during the day today. if we get showers today, that's going to make it, not the effects of isaac. i keep calling it isabel -- isaac out to the west. some of this tropical moisture will feed into this thing and get involved into our weather deeper into the weekend. the forecast today, 87 to 91, the high.
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depends on how many clouds we get in the picture. we will still see a fair share of sun filtering through the clouds but we have this brief rain shower chance in the area. the further southwest and west you go, the rain chance is higher. future cast shows clouds. rain chances increase sunday into monday and more of that as tropical moisture, as isaac tries to move further east. the forecast, seven days' worth, 89 today, 84 sunday and monday 83. rain chances skimpy today. most of the day will be all right and higher on sunday and monday for scattered stuff. not a washout. rain chances continue on and off again through the middle of next week. >> look for a new grill or patio and gardening supplies, why right now is a great time for bargains.
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>> a busy holiday weekend for travel as gas prices are going up. details next. >> ladies are doing it for them, the all female racing team in this year's baltimore grand prix.
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>> 6:18 and 78 degrees on tv hill. in this morning's consumer alert, analysts have gone holiday travel will drop because gas prices are up. the average price in maryland is $3.78 a gallon. but as kim dacey explains, most say that's not changing their plans. >> more than 650,000 marylanders are hitting the roads and airways for a last summer getaway this holiday weekend. triple-a mid atlantic says both air and auto travel are expected to be up. >> marylanders are resilient when it comes to traveling. despite economic hardship,
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many, despite higher gas prices, they want to get away. >> the gas prices are 10% higher than last week courtesy of hurricane isaac that shut down refineries in the gulf and drivers are feeling the pinch but say they have no choice but to fill up. >> it kills me because i'm a commuter more than anything and i go to d.c. five days a week. i'm filling up every couple of days. >> i can't really worry about it. got get the gas. i watch it go up but i can't think about it. i just got to keep doing it. >> brent mcdonald not only has to fill up his trunk but gas tanks and lawn equipment for his landscaping business. the increase in the price of gas is affecting his holiday weekend plans. >> we can't afford to with gas prices. things are tough. >> others say it's the holiday and event traffic around the area that will have them staying put this labor day. >> we live in towson so we have the grand prix traffic on 83 along with the state fair traffic, so we are experiencing
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that regardless of the holiday weekend. >> plenty of people will be heading out of town to capture the last few days of summer and the good news is, everyone should get relief from gas prices after the holiday. >> now that it seems like there's not as much damage and refiners will come on line soon and quickly, we hoping prices will start to decline. >> to find the best gas prices in your neighborhood, you can find a link on our website, wbaltv.com. click on project economy. in towson, kim dacey. wbal tv-11 news. >> for a lot of americans, labor day signals the end of summer and back-to-school for the kids but first monday in september can be a great time to pick up bargains. during the labor day weekend, retailers will be offering end-of-the-season holiday sales and discounts of summer merchandise so if you're in the market for a grill, patio furniture, gardening supplies, you should see plenty of markdowns. the companies say they have
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started confidential talks about merging but a deal is far from reality. the combined airline would keep the american name and frequent flier miles would be merge into america's program. u.s. airways averages would gain access to america's international destinations and american's passengers would be able to better connect to smaller u.s. cities. next time you crack open a diet pepsi, the soft drink may stay sweet longer. pepsico is testing a new mix of artificial sweeteners that let's the soda keep its taste for a longer period of time. aspartame allows potency faster than high fructose corn syrup. the amazing cars you'll see zooming the streets of the city and unusual racing crew that is
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all female. a look at that when we return.
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>> this year's baltimore grand prix has serious girl power. the only all female racing team to compete in six different series is in town and they're ready to get to work.
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shannon mcintosh waits in the pit in front of the aware house at camden yards. so is ashley fromburg, part of a ground breaking all female race team. >> it's not and that you get a company that wants to support six women. >> six women make up the team but only two are racing in the grand prix. ashley is in the star mazda series. she got her start at 13. >> it's hard for me not to try racing so when i got into it, i basically sat in a go-kart and felt i was at home. >> ashley remembers being in baltimore last year. >> but i didn't have a ride so i spent pretty much the whole time day dreaming, wishing i could be
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out here. the track is incredible and fans are super enthusiastic so to be here this year is amazing. >> both women are ready to go, racing saturday and monday in a male dominated sport ashley describes much like -- on wheel. >> so much is mental. a big part is physical but the other half is mental, strategizing, thinking ahead. i think that's why women can be equal to men in this sport. >> we wish her all the luck. if you're heading down to the grand prix, it could be a good idea to leave your car at home and consider public transportation. let's see how the buses and trains are moving at this hour. >> we have a few diversions in the down the area around the prix. the 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 23, 37 and 36 buses diverted in
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the downtown area and light rail has the shuttle bus bridge operating between baltimore bridge and hamburg street stops due to the grand prix setup down the. light rail is on schedule and metro subway on time. light rail and subway only $3.50 for an all-day pass on the bus, light rail and m.a.t. subway. special weekend updates are at your fingertips by phone at 410-500-4444. >> thank you. it's 6:27, 78 degrees on tv hill. the storm may be over but cleanup efforts continue. we head to the gulf coast for a look at the aftermath of isaac. >> as much as we hate to see it, there are showers to the west edging in this direction. we will see how that might affect the weekend coming up. >> mitt romney's first stop after accepting the republican
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presidential nomination when 11 news saturday morning continues.
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>> you're watching wbal tv-11. >> welcome back to 11 news saturday morning. >> we are going to take another look outside with john. we can still see the moon. >> a bit longer. it's on the western horizon and it's setting and it's a big full moon, the last hooray for the full moon for the next 3 1/2 weeks or so and it's the last hooray for summertime, the last big weekend of summer and unfortunately we have a chance of rain. parts of the country really need rain and we are getting it and we've had enough this month. we are a little short on the year. there are showers to the west of us. this stuff really isn't associated with isaac. there's a cool front coming in. it's scattered shower activity, sprinkles in carroll county and frederick keep the near the maryland line with showers between hagerstown and frostberg right now and thunderstorm
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activity in west virginia. this is moving east slowly. it's not a huge threat but we could see a shower today. rain chances go up the rest of the weekend. i'll detail that coming up. >> in the race of the white house, back on the campaign trail after the republican convention in tampa that ended with a rousing acceptance speech by mitt romney. steve handlesman is in charlotte this morning where the democrats hold their convention next week. >> before splitting up to campaign, mitt romney and paul ryan put a positive spin on their republican convention. >> coming out of tampa we have given our fellow countrymen a clear choice. >> you listen to the last guy running for president, he laid out what he would do and was unable to do it. time to give someone new a chance. in his soaring speech last night, romney did not lay out specifics.
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>> i have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> a lot of buzz today is not about the romney speech, it's about clint eastwood's odd chat with imaginary barack obama. >> people are wondering -- >> viewers saw that instead of moving tributes to romney. >> what happened with clint eastwood is not going to decide the outcome of this campaign but what it represents is a mistake at a big moment by the romney campaign. >> today, romney changed his schedule to visit louisiana, for a presidential style tour of the hurricane isaac flood zone. >> our hearts are obviously with all the folks who are down in louisiana and the gulf coast. >> president obama tours isaac damage monday. today, he was at fort bliss, texas, reminding voters he kept
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a promise made august 31, 2010. >> that night i told the american people all our troops would be out of iraq by the end of the following year. >> next week, it's the president's turn in a convention spotlight, the time warner arena in charlotte is almost ready. this state, north carolina, and florida, are battlegrounds in the race for the white house. both campaigns now will be carefully watching the polls to try to see what kind of a convention bounce, if any, romney got from the r.n.c. at the site of the d.n.c. in charlotte, i'm steve handlesman, nbc news. >> maryland will have considerable firepower at the next week's convention. senator barbara mikulski is expected to lead the program that highlights democratic women candidates for the senate in 2012 and a record number of 12 are running this november. the baltimore native is the longest serving woman in the history of congress.
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steny hoyer, chris van holland and denny edwards will also have prominent roles. governor martin o'malley is also scheduled to speak in charlotte. wbal tv and wbaltv.com is your home for every moment of the democratic convention from to end culminating with president obama's acceptance speech next thursday. you can follow live updates on our smartphone app with live wire. stay with us. the car on the left was filled up with
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now you have the power to lower gas prices with the bp visa with pump rewards. apply at choosebp.com >> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast. >> a look at our h.d. doppler radar, partly cloudy skies in baltimore. to the west, more overcast and showers. sprinkles in frederick county and northwest carroll county and instead but light shower
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activity between hagueers down and frostberg right now. west of harrisonberg, they've had a thunderstorm cell producing lightning and that's about it. then the rain extends to the west. this isn't really associated tropical moist from isaac but that stuff's out there, too. we will talk about that in a minute. in our outside view, coming from our camera at ocean city where we see nice conditions this morning, beautiful sunrise for folks on the beach and wandering on the boardwalk, very nice. temperatures water vapor imagery warmer than yesterday morning. at b.w.i. thurgood marshall -- winds westerly at 6 miles per hour. west winds yesterday, as well. today, more clouds, holding
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temperatures down a little bit but starting out warm. yesterday morning, a bunch of these readings were in the 60's. this morning, just about everybody's in the 70's. 77 salsbury, 76 on the boardwalk. 70, frederick. where it's showering in western maryland, temperatures in the upper 60's. here's that one cluster of shower activity and it weakens as you go to the west. this rain is more associated with this cool front up in pennsylvania coming out of new york state, dropping through the area today. that's probably, if we trigger any rain, that's probably what the trigger will be for that but it is loosely connected with what's left of isaac in missouri near kansas city right now. the low will drift across towards st. louis, then into illinois. this front, it will drop to the south and then hang up in the front will be in the neighborhood all weekend. the moisture from ix will -- isc will be moving in, as well, and
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you can't avoid the chance of rain. partly cloudy skies today, 87 to 91 the high with a brief shower or two possible in the area related to front trying to push south and it will be humid out but the basic forecast is partly cloudy skies during the day today. future cast shows a shower chance here and there. on sunday, more moisture coming in, the front to the south, more moisture from isaac coming in and rain chances increase on sunday and monday, as well, including ocean city as well as us as far as the rain is concerned so the basic ocean city forecast for today, probably dry, 88 the high, partly cloudy skies. nice day at the beach. rain chances increase on sunday and still in the pact on monday, skewed more towards the morning hours. temperatures at ocean city in the 80's, cooler towards the end of the weekend period than beforehand and here's the seven-day forecast. today that rain chance is small,
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goes up a bit on sunday and monday, not a washout, just periods of rain here and there. most of the time it will be dry especially in the early period saturday and sunday. monday is a better target. near 90 today, closer to mid 80's sunday and monday, stays in the 80's next week and on-again-off-again rain chances persist in the forecast through the middle of next week, as well. >> in this morning's medical alert, officials at yosemite say up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins may have been exposed to a deadly mouse borne virus. the virus has killed two. calling all hikers, walker and volunteers for a very good cause. our guests join us with promises
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on parkinson's third annual hike the park. stacy, why did you form this organization? >> it started out of a desire to help my father who was diagnosed with parkinson's seven years ago and after attending a seminar put on by the university of maryland, i realized how much need there was to help people improve quality of life while science worked on a cure. >> this is to help fund some of that? >> absolutely, in helping people regain independence maybe with helping them with shower chairs, wheelchairs, that sort of thing, and contributing to research for a cure. >> this is close your heart and close to you. you've just revealed to us. >> i've -- about five years ago, i was diagnosed with early onset parkinson's disease and the reason i came out about it was around the supreme court hearing on the affordable care act was that i'm fine with parkinson's
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because i have insurance and that's why it's important for people with pre-existing conditions, there be health coverage for. >> that and to find it early enough for you. what was the sign? >> the signs and symptoms are kind of common across the age range and that is rigidity, tremor, slowness of movement and i noticed my hand was writing with a little bit of a tremor and i was having a hard time writing and using a computer so i went to a neurologist. >> tell us about the walk. >> it will be on saturday, september 8, and it's about a three-mile hike starting up the oregon ridge, a ski slope, simulating the challenges people with parkinson's face every day, climb the slope. you can register on our website at promisesforparkinsons.org.
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the hike itself, we let the hikers go up at 9:00 a.m. and we have a silent auction and other activities. >> what's the fee to sign up? >> $15 registration fee. we are also looking for volunteers to help us out that day. >> real important for people to come out and take part. >> about a million and a half people with parkinson's in the united states so it's a common condition and something that people should try to work to help prevent and treat. >> and are there good medications out there to help with this now? >> as you can tell, i have a tiny tremor but no one knew besides my family and the reason is because there's quite good treatment. it's actually old fashioned treatment, levodopa is the common treatment to replace the dopamine that you lose, the neurotransmitter in your brain
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that's reduced in parkinson's gets replaced by levodopa but there's need for better medications. >> and to help fund the things people need and that's what the walk is about. thank you so much for coming in. >> thanks for having us. >> more news coming up.
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>> it's an eye-catching message on john's hopkins university campus, how dangerous distracted walking can be. a new campaign near the discretion of st. paul and 33rd streets is aimed to get students to put down cell phones and pay attention. kai reed has more. >> 12 hours, 3,000 shoes and one life-saving message. >> stop, don't text while you're crossing, get off the phone because cars may not stop. >> it's called the road scholar campaign. john's hopkins university students and faculty started decorating the intersection of st. paul and 33rd streets this morning with 3,000 pairs of shoes. >> each shoe signifies every person hit by a car every year. >> the spraypainted shoes represent pedestrians hit by cars in the state and the 100 white ones, a solemn reminder of those who died in those accidents.
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>> you look at these shoes and think, oh, latest shoes. once you read the description, that many shoes, that many people get hit by cars. >> hundreds of students walk by the under-construction display, many carrying cell phones. >> what i hope is they put their eyes up and look at what's going on and get their eyes off of their phones, take their ear buds out, stop listening to music, start paying attention. >> there have been accidents, some less serious than others. some students have been seriously injured and we don't want that to happen again. >> the donated shoes were gathered and spraypainted over several months. organizers hope to keep them up as long as possible. this step is just the beginning. >> this is a campaign. we have signage, we will have ads, sidewalk graphics we are putting out, as well, and do other things throughout the year to promote the awareness of it. >> kai reed reporting for wbal tv-11 news. >> if you're guilty of texting
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behind the wheel, why not bring along a designated texter. passenger who sends and replies to all messages for the driver. teens say it's the in thing to do. >> i'm driving and i need to fiend directions or ask my parents where they are, i'll give my phone to someone in the car and ask them to do it. >> if i'm driving with my mom or something, she'll have me look stuff up on her phone for her. >> a new study shows four out of five teens say they have spoken up when someone was texting and driving and in most cases that driver listened and stopped. >> it's very handy that my daughter can reply for me. >> my daughter is my designated texter, but not designated driver. >> coming up, john collins has another look at the holiday weekend forecast. >> first, jenna wolf with a look at what's coming up on "the today show." >> good morning. coming up on a saturday morning on "today," the race for the white house speeding up. mitt romney fresh off a trip to
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the flood zone in louisiana while president obama heads to the battleground state of iowa. we are live on the campaign trail. then, caught on camera, shocking video of a 13-year-old bullied in school not just by his classmates but by his teacher, as well. also ahead, rumors flying that the last of the original "american idol" judges, randy jackson, is on his way out or perhaps headed for a new role on the show and everybody still buzzing this morning over clint eastwood's convention appearance. he's inspired a new term called eastwooding. how it's a hit online. all that and more when we get started on a saturday morning
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>> the orioles kicking off maybe the most important series they've had in 15 years or so, in contention, three games back of the yankees for first place in the a.l. east. safe to say they did not go into the bronx tentatively. they come in loudly on the night of a blue moon last night. mark reynolds will do that. oh, my goodness. it was high and it was far.
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two-run shot. he had two homers on the night and also played a bit of defense. look at this at first base, first place, mark reynolds, cat-like quickness. that's the best play by a first baseman i've seen this year. absolutely incredible. j.j. hardy getting into the long ball party, as well, sending this to left. orioles take a 4-0 lead, more than enough for miguel gonzalez, second time for him this year to go into yankee stadium and get a win. last night he was better than before, a career high nine k's, seven shutout innings and reynolds, second home run of the game. the orioles win 6-1, trailing the yanks by two games in the a.l. east. the ravens set their 53-man roster on friday night and if you'd like to see a full list of it, go to wbaltv.com and click on sports. they have three undrafted free agent rookies on that roster. justin tucker, we knew about, at
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kicker. bobby rainey at running back and diante thompson at wide receiver. diante thompson from the moment of preseason, week one he started. also on the team is sergio kindle, surprising as he struggled to make plays but former second-round pick will have a chance. notable cuts from friday night -- 2011 seventh round pick anthony allen at running back was cut. ravens go with just two running backs. curtis painter let go. omar brown came away with four turnovers in the preseason but a safety wasn't enough to make the team and chavis williams missed the cut. i want to tell you, saving the best for last. eight years ago, van brooks, at that time a high school football player for loyola blakefield, suffered a spinal cord injury while playing the game, with a doctor telling him he would never walk again. here is van, eight years ago at
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the turkey bowl watching his team play and here is van this past tuesday, taking his first steps on his own power in eight years. through hard work, perseverance, that young man has refused to give up, an absolute inspiration. van has been an intern here at wbal tv in the spring and shared those pictures with me. i'm so proud of him and happy for him and inspiring me to make sure i don't give up on anything, either. don't you, too. that's a look at sports. i'm pete gilbert. >> this is a weekend where we have pick 96 and barbecues and everything else and i'm going to tell you right now, wbal tv, wbaltv.com, check our radar app to make sure you're avoiding showers. there might be spotty showers today, higher chance on sunday and monday but it will be scattered. hot, up near 90 and humid, mid 80's for sunday and labor day and into next week, rain chances
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on again, off again through the middle of next week, as well. >> maybe hungry for corn again. >> thanks for watching, everybody. >> "today show" is next. >> this is a wbal tv-11 editorial. >> traditionally, first day of school signals a new beginning with great anticipation for the school year. unfortunately that was not the case for perry hall high school. a 17-year-old student was shot and critically injured by a 15-year-old fellow student in the school cafeteria. immediate heroic action by a guidance counselor who subdued the shooter prevented further
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carnage as students evacuated the building. it appeared that the school's emergency evacuation plan worked. now the healing begins for the victim and student body. increased security and counseling have been provided for students and staff. perry hall has a reputation as a top performing school and officials say they will continue to concentrate on that goal as they share concern for both the victim and the suspect. having the first week of school end with a 15-year-old student charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder and first degree assault is not on the agenda for the school or their new c.e.o. but now it is reality. one lesson for adults is that while gun ownership is a right, that comes with the responsibility of securing weapons so they are not accessible to children.
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